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Press Release: GMC appoints new Director of Education and Standards

25 August 2016

The General Medical Council (GMC) has announced that Dr Colin Melville will become its new Director of Education and Standards from January 2017.

GMC Statement: GMC welcomes whistleblowing protection for doctors in training

16 August 2016

Our Chair, Professor Terence Stephenson, has welcomed the new agreement on whistleblowing to protect doctors in training

Press Release: Independent research for the GMC shows ethnicity still a factor in future doctors' prospects

21 July 2016

The General Medical Council (GMC) has today published new research and data on the progression of doctors from different ethnicities and backgrounds through exams and recruitment.

Web News: Essential maintenance to some key systems Wednesday evening 20 July

18 July 2016

Advance notice that some key systems will be unavailable.

Press Release: GMC to reduce the stress on doctors by piloting fitness to practise changes

18 July 2016

The General Medical Council (GMC) has launched two pilot schemes to speed up fitness to practise cases and reduce their impact on doctors.

Press Release: GMC training surveys data published for local action

14 July 2016

The publication of GMC annual surveys into medical education and training across the UK.

Press Release: GMC appoints new Chief Executive

14 July 2016

The General Medical Council (GMC) has announced that Charlie Massey will become its new Chief Executive.

Web News: GMC Chair's message about the EU referendum and the junior doctor’s contract

07 July 2016

Our Chair, Professor Terence Stephenson, has sent a message to all UK doctors about the BMA’s decision to reject the revised contract for England’s doctors in training and the outcome of the EU referendum.

GMC Statement: GMC and HEE statement on North Middlesex A&E

06 July 2016

GMC and HEE respond to concerns raised about the emergency department at North Middlesex University Hospital Trust.

Press Release: GMC consults on changes to transform the medical register

05 July 2016

The General Medical Council (GMC) is consulting on changes to transform the online medical register (also known as the List of Registered Medical Practitioners).